The Perfect Baked Bean Recipe

I’m not one for baked beans.  In fact, normally I avoid them.  I don’t know why that is.  I like beans.  I like baked things.  But, for the most part, baked beans don’t do it for me.

My wife found a recipe that so far has been a big hit.  Everyone we’ve served it to who does like baked beans loves this recipe.  And even me, who doesn’t like baked beans….loves it!

Courtesy of the Food Network:

Note: The original recipe is posted below.  My wife doesn’t like bacon so we make it without.  My mom actually made this as well and cut the molasses down to somewhere between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup and it was awesome.  Lessons learned: Tweak to your liking!


  • 4 (16-ounce) cans baked beans
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoon yellow or brown mustard
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 (6-ounce) can french-fried onions, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, mix together beans, pineapple, molasses, BBQ sauce, mustard, 1/4 of the bacon, and 1/4 of the onions. Add some salt and pepper, to taste. Pour beans in 9 by 13-inch casserole dish and sprinkle remaining crushed onions and bacon on top. Cook in oven for 1 hour or until beans brown and bubble. Serve warm.

Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe

I live in the Metro Detroit area, so Bargains to Bounty has become one of my favorite websites.  They provide coupon links, information about grocery stores, and a variety of money saving ideas that are often (but not always) specific to saving money around town.

Hopefully each of you is lucky enough to have a site like that which can save you some bucks.

If not, it’s time to move to Detroit!

Anyways, one of the latest things that they posted was a recipe for homemade Shamrock Shakes, originally posted at Saving Dollars and Sense  I think I had one a while back, though it’s been a few years.  Everybody raves about them, though, so they must be good.

If you want to treat your family and save some money, check out the recipe at the link above.  I’d be interested to know how they turn out!